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Resources for Those with Acute Neurological Injury (ANI)


Dr. Brad Berk's New Book - Published July 13!

Dr. Bradford Berk's book coverGetting Your Brain & Body Back: Everything You Need to Know After Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, or Traumatic Brain Injury
This self-help book is for patients, families, and care givers of persons with acute neurological injuries (ANI). In Getting Your Brain & Body Back, Dr. Berk covers each system, offering up-to-date guidance on recovery, treatment, and daily living. Survivors and families will learn how to prevent common problems, find (and pay for) life-changing rehab, ward off depression, return to work, and much more. By sharing candid advice from his own experience, plus insights from the brightest minds in the field, Dr. Berk helps others get back to life.

Learn more about Dr. Berk's new book and to order.

For Everyone with an ANI

Specific for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Specific for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Specific for Stoke


For Everyone with an ANI

Specific for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Specific for Stroke

Specific for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Websites and Books on Specific Topics for all ANI


Diets, Eating Plans, Nutrition, RDAs

Disability Products & Services

Employment Resources, Disability Rights, and Work Incentives

  • Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in your state is usually the best site to find programs that you are qualified to participate.
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is part of the US Department of Education. It has many programs to assist people with disabilities including disability employment programs that work with state vocational rehabilitation services and state supported employment services.
  • Programs that protect you from discrimination in the work-place include:
    • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    • Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers. There are 10 Regional centers Supported as part of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The centers promote voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by providing three core services — technical assistance, training and materials dissemination.
    • Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA). Many states, counties, cities, and towns have their own laws prohibiting discrimination, as well as agencies responsible for enforcing those laws. Usually the laws enforced by these agencies are similar to those enforced by EEOC.
    • Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act is a Federally-funded employment program designed to provide Social Security disability beneficiaries (i.e., individuals receiving SSDI and/or SSI benefits based on disability) the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter the workforce and maintain employment with the goal of becoming economically self-supporting over time.

Health Insurance and Financial Support

  • PASS (Social Security Administration’s Plan to Achieve Self-Support)
  • SSDI (Social Security Disability Income)
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income) (PASS)